In this day and age, our lives are full of distractions. With so many options to explore in life, sometimes we need to give it a pause and think about exactly what we need to do. Our mind often tends to get tangled up, we get lost in so many thoughts that divert our attention to the direction that is not necessary at this moment. Similarly, children of the current generation find it difficult to concentrate on one thing for longer. The situation is exacerbated due to the easy access to phones, iPad and other devices.

So how can we help children improve their concentration? The answer to this is – letting our kids explore mind boggling BRAIN GAMES to activate their thinking and conceptual learning.

Brain Games help stimulate the brain and makes a child think unconventionally. Brain training games have a great impact on the mental development of children. Just as physical activity is important to the body, the brain also requires its own form of stimulation to improve areas like analytic thinking, creativity and problem solving.

A child’s brain is said to reach 90% of its developmental stage at the age of 6. Therefore, it is very essential to engage your children in activities that stimulate their brain and grow stronger at this age as children acquire their skills through observation, experience and interactions. As a parent, is it not an amazing feeling to see our child’s cognitive abilities grow up quickly in their early years?

We’ve listed some top mind-boggling games for children to activate their thinking and have fun together with family & friends-

BUSTER BRAIN GAMES

A fantastic follow-up to Brain Games for Clever Kids, this book is brimming with logic, reasoning and problem-solving puzzles designed to help kids make the most of their grey matter. Including battleships and mind-bending spot the differences to Japanese puzzles including hanjie, kakuro, futoshiki, sudoku and lots more.

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WOODEN DOMINO RUN BOARD BUILDING BLOCKS 

With perfect rectangle pieces and exact sizes, kids can make large and solid structures.

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MIKADO

Pick-up sticks is a classic game that your whole family can enjoy. This set contains wooden sticks that have colored edges, so you can easily distinguish the sticks. Encourages critical thinking and develops balance. Who has the steadiest hand? 

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SOLITAIRE MARBLE GAME

This is a legendary brain teaser game. From visualization and strategic thinking to enhanced memory and concentration, the benefits of solitaire games playing are infinite. 

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CHESS SET -FOLDABLE BOARD WITH MAGNETIC PIECES

Best Gift for Children because this is an educational game and sharpens the intelligence. It makes horse sense to own one and it’s a great gift for anyone.

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SUDOKU

Mental games are very good for the memory at any age – they increase your brain power! And for the elderly, they help delay dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other mental problems. Sudoku for kids starts with two levels of 4×4 puzzles and progressively continues with three levels of 6×6 puzzles. Ease your kids into these simpler sudokus to prepare them for the regular adult 9×9 level.

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JENGA

It’s the classic game with hardwood blocks! The Jenga blocks balancing game is the original wood block game that families have loved for generations

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TANGRAM TETRIS JIGSAW PUZZLE

Challenging and fun at the same time what that sets it apart from regular puzzles. These set of blocks uses common geometric patterns and colors to teach children color recognition and patterning. A set of 40 pcs with a board. Kids can DIY many sorts of design with these colorful puzzle blocks such as a pistol, human, robot, airplane etc.

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SKILLMATICS- WRITE & WIPE ACTIIVTY MATS

Write and Wipe Activity Mats – Includes 6 double-sided activity mats, 1 Skilly Billy pen, 1 duster cloth and 1 Skilly Billy Achievement Certificate – All the activity mats come with instructions which are easy to understand. Brain Games by Skillmatics will teach your children to use a think and reason approach when face challenges. The activities are designed to build logic and problem solving skills through fun learning methodologies! Suitable for all ages, this game is filled with innovative content that promises to be equally engaging for both children and parents! It’s value for money and a great gift to present kids.

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INDIA MAP PUZZLE

It contains 104 puzzle pieces. This floor sized jigsaw puzzle is made of finest quality. The game involves Motor skills, cognitive skills and Spatial skills development.

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WORD SEARCHERS

This book is packed full of word search puzzles to complete! Conveniently compact for travelling, this book is perfect for bright young word search enthusiasts and is sure to keep kids engaged and entertained. With four sections of increasing difficulty, children can puzzle their way to the top. 

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TIC TAC TOE

Children will enjoy playing this challenging board game.

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MASTERMIND- THE CLASSIC CODE CRACKING GAME

It’s a battle of the mind! Players will need all their powers of logic and deduction to make or break a cunning coded sequence of colors.

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I trust you all enjoyed the ideas! Share your thoughts and please mention the specific Brain Booster games that your kids love to play. See you & Take care.

Originally posted at Kiddie Konnections